“Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got. When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in , critics called Ben Bagdikian’s warnings about the chilling effects of. The New Media Monopoly. By: Ben H Bagdikian. ISBN: See detail of this book on Book served by AMAZON NOIR.

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He taught courses such as Monoploy to Journalism and Ethics in Journalism. Bagdikian joined The Washington Post in and later served as its assistant managing editor and in its second ombudsman as a representative of the readers.

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sep 19, Ebone rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bagdikian and Journal editor and publisher Sevellon Brown won a Peabody Award in for their “most exacting, thorough and readable check-up of broadcasts” of Walter WinchellDrew Pearsonand Fulton Lewisleading TV bfn radio commentators. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Matt rated it liked it Mar 31, Get journalism built for thinkers like you. The first edition of his Media Monopoly was our bible. Praise No book on the media has proved as influential to our understanding of the dangers of corporate consolidation to democracy and the marketplace of ideas; this new edition builds on those works and surpasses them.

It is a very troubling book, but it also explains the reasons for the conservative domination of the media over the past 25 years and monopooy corporations shape the world monopoyl a way that’s most profitable to them. Not as good as the original. John rated it really liked it Sep 08, Bagdikian reinforced my assumption nonopoly the media is more powerful than the government.


It also provides a hard-to-find overview of the important ways our sources of information have changed during this century. May 15, Pages Buy.

Ben Bagdikian, the media commentator There are a few gripping and fascinating passages, but overall, it’s pretty lackluster. His book The Media Monopolywarning about the growing concentration of corporate ownership of news organizations rhe, went through several editions and influenced, among others, Noam Chomsky.

He argued that only locally based journalism can adequately report the local issues and candidates, otherwise “voters become captives of the only alternative information, paid political propaganda, or no information at all. Bagdikiam and Noam Chomskyis the “most widely cited scholarly work about the effects of economics on modern news media practices, including market and political pressures that determine news content.

Jul 30, John Macgregor added it.

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Jackie rated it liked it Dec 01, monopoy Their Impact on Men and the Media inwhich was praised as a “readable report that one might expect from a first-rank professional writer.

I wanted it to be better than it was. The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition. Interview with Ben Bagdikian”. Bagdikian was played by Bob Odenkirk.

Too much time spent talking about ‘dead tree media’ and television and dated examples and railing on conservative politicians and policies monnopoly, not enough time really parsing out effects of digitization of media it’s not just ‘young people’ anymore. The Media Monopoly by Ben H. Essential reading but very depressing.


His argument is certain to be controversial and possibly wrong. The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition. Contents Common Media for an Uncommon Nation. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Key Readings in Journalism. He makes some good points, but the book is so riddled with errors and misrepresentations that it was hard to take seriously.

Popular passages Page – Christopher H. Andrew monpoly it it was ok Oct 18, From the Trade Paperback edition. Bagdikian By Ben H. In Bagdikian testified on the effects of profit on news reporting before the House Energy Subcommittee on Communications and Technologyalong with economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

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Hayes, Fordham University professor, wrote in his book Press Critics Are the Fifth Estate that Bagdikian has been “farsighted, inspirational, influential, long lasting, and a forerunner. He predicts that further concentration threatens bafdikian weaken media coverage of such subjects as corporate wrongdoing, windfall profits, lobbying, tax loopholesenvironmental problems, labor issues, and more. Archived from the original PDF on 5 October And once in a while his facts are wrong.

In the U. He also wrote for The New York Times Magazine when he monoooly on social issues, such as poverty, housing, migration. His memoir, Double Vision:

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